The challenging and rapidly evolving field of environmental conservation requires broad training and the ability to integrate and communicate across disciplines. Students who intend to seek a career in Resource Conservation can complete most of the first two pre-professional years of study at FVCC to ready themselves for the junior year at The University of Montana - Missoula. Resource Conservation at The University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation prepares students for the diverse opportunities that exist in environmental conservation, natural resource management, and sustainable livelihoods and communities. There are different curricular tracts at The University of Montana within the Resource Conservation major. Close consultation with a Forestry or Natural Resource advisor is recommended.
Associate of Science Degree
Suggested course of study for a transfer to The University of Montana - Missoula:
For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor.
Student Support Center Advisor
Christina Relyea, Ph.D.
The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students can usually earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for many transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements for requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.
The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.